Ready to renew your reservation for the 2012–2013 garden season? Just pay for your existing plot!
- Review the program policies and procedures and hold harmless statement. By paying for your plot, you agree to abide by the policies.
- After November 1, contact the PP&R Customer Service Center to pay for your existing plot and update your contact information. If possible, refer to your garden and plot number when making payment.
- Credit card payment may be made by calling 503-823-2525, Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM-5:15 PM. If you are currently using online registration for other PP&R classes, you are welcome to make a payment online.
- Check or money orders should be made out to the City of Portland, with the name of your garden and plot number on the memo line, and mailed to:
PP&R Customer Service Center
1120 SW Fifth Ave #1302
Portland, OR 97204
If you would like to donate to the scholarship fund, you may do so through the Portland Parks Foundation website.
Refund and Cancellation Policy
If a community gardener contacts the community garden office at firstname.lastname@example.org or calls 503-823-1612 to cancel their plot within two weeks of payment, a full refund will be issued. If a gardener cancels their plot after two weeks of payment, all fees will be retained by Portland Parks & Recreation.
How to Transfer to a Different Garden Plot
Interested in a different community garden plot and you have already renewed your existing plot? Request a transfer!
In an effort to streamline our processes, once you have been assigned a community garden plot, you will be removed from the waitlist for all other gardens. If you want to transfer, you must make your request during the renewal period. Transfer requests will be made based on the criteria below.
Types of transfer requests:
- Transfer to a new garden.
- Transfer to a larger plot in your current garden.
- Transfer to a smaller plot in your current garden.
- Split your existing plot to better match your garden needs.
- Transfer to an ADA raised bed in a new or current garden due to a disability.
Criteria for granting transfer requests:
- You must be a current gardener and have paid for your current plot. All plot fees paid will be applied to the cost of the new plot if your transfer request is granted. You will be issued a refund or an invoice for the difference in fees, if applicable.
- Transfer requests are determined by plot availability and your original waitlist date. If you wish to transfer to a garden with a waitlist, your waitlist date must be earlier than that of the first person on the waitlist.
- If you have received no more than one notice the previous garden season (between November 1 and October 31) and have a plot that is in compliance with our policies and procedures, then you are eligible for transfer to a larger size plot.
All community gardeners may transfer to a smaller size plot if you need a more manageable size or do not intend to use your entire plot.
We will make every effort to fulfill all transfer requests and contact you individually by February 15 via email or mail to discuss your request.
If you wish to transfer to the new Mt Tabor Community Garden, your request will be honored as determined by your position on the Mt Tabor waitlist, not your original waitlist date for your current garden. To be added to the Mt Tabor waitlist, you must complete a Garden Plot Request Form specifying Mt Tabor on Wednesday, November 7 after 9:00 AM. Plots will be assigned on a first come, first served basis.
Tips for keeping your plot in compliance until your transfer request has been processed:
- Your plot should be weed-free and tidy with mulch.
- Continue to harvest crops and remove dead plant material.
- All adjacent pathways should be maintained.
- Contact your garden manager or the community garden office with questions and updated contact information.
Do you have a co-gardener?
A co-gardener is anyone who is gardening with you in your plot. If they have been listed as the co-gardener longer than anyone on the waitlist, the co-gardener can become the primary gardener if you choose to release your plot. See our policies and procedures for details.
To add a co-gardener, send their first name, last name, phone number, email and mailing address to email@example.com or call 503-823-1612. Their information will be added to your file and community garden correspondence.
PP&R Community Garden Program
6437 SE Division
Portland, OR 97214